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Watch a ferret glide through spaces gracefully, a slinky form in a fluid motion. This energetic behavior turned them into a verb and cast them in varied literary roles. Burrow yourselves in our collection of ferret quotes that capture their essence in words. Remember to share the quotes on Facebook or other social media platforms if you find them interesting.

Metaphorical Ferret Quotes To Reflect On

Ferrets have slender bodies and inquisitive nature. Originally from European forests and prairies, they're masters of hunting in tight spaces. Their knack for digging out hidden prey led to the verb "to ferret out," meaning to uncover something through persistent investigation. 

Here, we explore quotes that reflect the tenacity of these animals and how they translate into our language and actions. If you want to enter deeper into their world, head to our article on ferret facts.

"Wherever you may seek solitude, men will ferret you out and compel you to belong to their desperate company of oddfellows." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #ferret

"Wherever you may seek solitude, men will ferret you out and compel you to belong to their desperate company of oddfellows."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Scientists are human. We have our blind spots and prejudices. Science is a mechanism designed to ferret them out. Problem is we aren't always faithful to the core values of science." -Neil deGrasse Tyson #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #ferret #science #human

"Scientists are human. We have our blind spots and prejudices. Science is a mechanism designed to ferret them out. Problem is we aren't always faithful to the core values of science."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

"There is a reason why the other man thinks and acts as he does. Ferret out that reason — and you have the key to his actions, perhaps to his personality. Try honestly to put yourself in his place." -Dale Carnegie #trvst #quotes #takeaction #thinkgreen #ferret

"There is a reason why the other man thinks and acts as he does. Ferret out that reason — and you have the key to his actions, perhaps to his personality. Try honestly to put yourself in his place."
- Dale Carnegie

"People who are open about their own faults, especially, often want to ferret out

"People who are open about their own faults, especially, often want to ferret out "inner feelings" beneath the surface and expose any falsehood, and they think that it's in their inner feelings that the truth lies. But I don't think that's the truth."
- Mamoru Hosoda

In literature, ferrets pop up as creatures that evoke varied emotions. As the Cheshire Cat suggests, they encourage urgency with their sudden movements. Lisa Kleypas compares them to a busy, calm, and affectionate person. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling uses a ferret to add an element of humor and surprise.

Take a moment to read other quotes below showing the dynamic nature of these animals.

"Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I'd run." -Cheshire Cat #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #changetheworld #ferret

"Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I'd run."
- Cheshire Cat

"Do come back and draw the ferrets, they are the most lovely noble darlings in the world." -D. H. Lawrence #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #ferret #world

"Do come back and draw the ferrets, they are the most lovely noble darlings in the world."
- D. H. Lawrence

"‘You know,’ Gabriel said, ‘there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.’ ‘There was a time I thought I was a ferret,’ Will said, ‘but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.’" -Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #ferret #friends

"‘You know,’ Gabriel said, ‘there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.’ ‘There was a time I thought I was a ferret,’ Will said, ‘but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.’"
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

"A little bunny or some kind of ferret was probably there too, and bore witness as only rodents can." -John Ashbery #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #ferret

"A little bunny or some kind of ferret was probably there too, and bore witness as only rodents can."
- John Ashbery

"‘What animal are you?’ ‘A ferret. We can't help collecting things. When we're awake, we're very busy, but we also like to be still for long periods.’ She grinned at him. ‘And ferrets are very affectionate.’" -Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #ferret #animal

"‘What animal are you?’ ‘A ferret. We can't help collecting things. When we're awake, we're very busy, but we also like to be still for long periods.’ She grinned at him. ‘And ferrets are very affectionate.’"
- Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

"Professor Moody was limping down the marble staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone-flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing." -J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #ferret #pure

"Professor Moody was limping down the marble staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone-flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing."
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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